The elegant wooden phinisi, Lamina is a perfect option for an intimate dive cruise adventure. It offers luxurious charters to enthusiastic divers in the crystal-clear waters of Indonesia. It was launched in 2014 and is providing 5-star cruises since that time. The top-notch crew is friendly and vigilant and are there to serve the guests 24×7. The splendid vessel offers matchless comfort with personalized service on the whole trip. Diving with Lamima gives you an opportunity to visit Raja Ampat and Komodo, which are considered as the most desirable dive sites of the Indonesian sea. Plan your dream vacation in the biodiverse sites with the grand liveaboard Lamima.
Our Overall Review
Things we like:
Several divers reported that the crew and personal on the Yacht were professional and did their work exceedingly well.
Several divers commended the diving instructor on carrying out well located dives along the route.
Many people were happy with the efforts of the crew upon returning from mini adventures they always had something interesting prepared.
The adventures to the different islands were breathtaking and the animals were another plus point in their secluded habitat.
Things we don't like:
A few people claimed that the standards of the cabins weren't evenly maintained throughout their stay.
Some people were taken back by the low quality of marine life on some days.
Diving on the Lamima in Indonesia
Lamima – enjoy premium services with remarkable itineraries
Discover the marvel of this lavish liveaboard with the best hospitality and warm ambiance. Guests of the traditional phinisi are delighted to explore the new horizons with plush facilities. The custom-built vessel has all the vital necessities, which a guest needs to have a comfortable and fun-filled dive safari adventure. The yacht is designed to perfection by the venerated boat designer of Barcelona, Marcelo Penna. It cruises at a maximum speed of 8 knots/hour and has the capacity to host 14 guests having generous facilities. It swags as the only luxurious charter vessel, which is inscribed under the Indonesian Flag.
Boat Interior – traditional Sulawesi phinisi with 5-star amenities
The two-masted wooden yacht is designed with the latest technologies and reflects the traditional looks of the Indonesian culture from the interior. The 65 meters (approx. 213 feet) long Lamima has seven commodious cabins which have all the opulent facilities for the guests to enjoy a personalized trip in luxury. 14 travelers are accommodated in these staterooms which are located on the main and lower deck respectively. There is a master cabin on the main deck, which has a king-size bed, two cabins are styled in an American way i.e. side-by-side and the rest 4 cabins are double bedded. These cabins have all that you need to feel like home including a/c with a temperature-controlled system, en-suite bathroom, storage area, charging sockets and wide windows so that you won’t miss a single moment of the surroundings. The grand indoor saloon is located on the main deck with a bar and dining area.
Deck Area – diving deck with a relaxation zone
The intense hard work in a short period of time has made Lamima a repetitive choice for enthusiastic divers. The dive deck provides ample space to prepare before diving in the exotic sea. You can customize your dive from simple to adventurous according to your choice. The divemaster is vigilant and always ready to assist in landing and exit of each dive. You can enjoy the astonishing views of the archipelago from the impressive sun deck. There is a relaxation zone on the upper deck, which is fully furnished with mattresses and bean bags to enjoy the striking sun rays and sea breeze.
Food and Entertainment
The indoor air-conditioned lounge on the main deck is the hub spot of the lavish liveaboard. It is infused with entertainment facilities. You can enjoy the ultra-modern technologies including a/v, DVDs, TV, mini-library, and access to the internet to communicate with friends or family. All these facilities can be availed absolutely free. A delightful menu to satisfy the hunger of the guests is prepared in a hygienic environment. The chefs onboard offer a new mouthwatering surprise three times a day and present it in a buffet style. You can enjoy snacks and a wide range of beverages all day long.
When to go
The impressively styled liveaboard Lamima offers its exclusive cruises to the best dive destinations of Indonesia all year round. You can plan a fun-filled exciting trip to Komodo and Raja Ampat, where you can explore the natural landscapes with plenty of land excursions of the breathtaking archipelago.